Lately, I've been watching the documentary series "Make'm Laugh" on PBS. And it's gotten me to wondering: namely, that there has not seemed to have been as many comediennes, as there have been their male counterparts. That is NOT to suggest, in any way, that women aren't as funny; but rather that they just do not appear to be taking this line of work seriously (pun intended). http://i2.iofferphoto.com/img/item/378/195/86/momma.jpg Personally, Vicki Lawrence I've always loved very much as "Mama;" and Phyllis Diller has a special place in my heart, for that certain episode of Scooby-Doo she had done years ago... http://img250.imageshack.us/img250/8159/s14di.jpg [Broken] But if I had to narrow it down to just two contenders, I think most everyone would agree that it has to either be : Lucille Ball, or Carol Burnett; who is the absolute all-time favorite female comic. You decide PF. I'll leave a space for "other," with respect to Gilda Radner, Whoopi Goldberg, et al.